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27 June 2007 Professor Bruce Bassoff ENG 4224-100 Study Questions #9 Julia offers a moral justification through her apathetic position towards the Party. When Winston tries to explain to her how it is a crime to erase history, she does not care. “Often she was ready to accept the official mythology, simply because the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to her” (p.157). Julia feels the party’s presence is too strong to completely avoid and that the truth does not matter because the party is just feeding lies to the people. “She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it” (p.134). Julia feels that the truth does not matter, “…accepting the Party as something unalterable, like the sky…”(p.134). The party is so powerful that it is capable of changing the truth and Julia accepts the Party’s power. While at work, Winston receives a fragment of a Times article through his pneumatic tube that “…had evidently been slipped in among the others and forgotten” (p.80). O’Brien (or what Winston believes is O’Brien’s voice) tells him that he has
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